A man has died after suffering horrific burns in an incident when he was "Tasered" by a police officer while doused in a flammable liquid. Police were called to the home of 32-year-old Andrew Pimlott in Plymouth following a domestic disturbance and told that he was in the garden and had a can of flammable liquid with him. An officer discharged a Taser and, according to eye witnesses, Pimlott was seen "fully on fire from top to bottom". One of the police officers jumped on him to try to put out the flames.Read more »
Magistrate Judge Suzanne H. Segal ordered Nakoula detained, citing a “lengthy pattern of deception” by the man, adding that he poses “some danger to the community.” Nakoula could face up to three years behind bars....
Dugdale said there is evidence Nakoula’s role in making “Innocence of Muslims” was “much more expansive” than penning the script. Prosecutors said Nakoula could face new criminal charges for lying to federal officials.Read more »
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she wants foreign countries to make elite citizens pay their fair share of taxes.Read more »
Divorce. Dinosaurs, Birthdays. Religion. Halloween. Christmas. Television. These are a few of the 50-plus words and references the New York City Department of Education is hoping to ban from the city’s standardized tests.Read more »
And I thought I had seen the heights of absurdity with him. Now bowling balls are gay!Read more »
Most of this list is totally unbelievable, and yet true.Read more »
Another fine example of law enforcement hiring standards.
And the TSA, well...
Trains were forced to pass through the station without stopping, meaning passengers had to get off at a different station and walk, or take a bus back, to the building. The Pentagon is also a major transit point for a number of area buses, and people lined up by the hundreds as police investigated.
“We determined it was a battery-operated Christmas ornament,” Layman said.Read more »
In Cleveland, you will be issued a recycle bin with an RFID chip and barcode. If your bin is not scanned for a few weeks then a trash inspector will come and sift through your garbage can. If the can has too much recyclable material then armed men will knock on your door and demand a $100 fee. And if you don't pay their extortion then they will kidnap you and lock you in a cage.Read more »
Prisoners who have beaten their drug dependency while incarcerated are being given substances such as methadone – the highly addictive heroin substitute – before their release, according to reports.
"This doesn't get people off drugs – but captures them in the grip of methadone instead." "It's one of the craziest ideas from any government."Read more »
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